The Big SleepThe Big Sleep follows private detective Philip Marlowe as he is summoned to the mansion of his new client General Sternwood. Before the complex case is over, he's seen murder, blackmail, and what might be love.
Actors of "The Big Sleep"
Characters of "The Big Sleep"
Directors of "The Big Sleep"
Howard HawksBirthdate: 30 May 1896, Goshen, Indiana, USA
Creators of "The Big Sleep"
William FaulknerBirthdate: 25 September 1897, New Albany, Mississippi, USA
Leigh BrackettBirthdate: 7 December 1915, Los Angeles, California, USA
Critic Reviews of "The Big Sleep"
TIME MagazineMarch 07, 2014
The Big Sleep is wakeful fare for folks who don't care what is going on, or why, so long as the talk is hard and the action harder.
The New RepublicAugust 30, 2012
The Big Sleep, though, is witty and sinister, and in an odd way is a realistic portrayal of big-city life with Arabian Nights overtones.
VarietyJuly 18, 2008
Brittle Chandler characters have been transferred to the screen with punch by Howard Hawks' production and direction, providing full load of rough, tense action most of the way.
Chicago ReaderJuly 18, 2008
What you remember here are moments.
Time OutJune 24, 2006
This is arguably the high-water mark of Hollywood's love affair with the infinitely slippery possibilities of the English language.
New York TimesMay 20, 2003
It's likely to leave you confused and dissatisfied.
Monthly Film BulletinFebruary 22, 2017
The plethora of killings now seems on the whole less horrific than it once did, while the film's tone of escalating absurdity in a genuinely dark world grows if anything even more sprightly as the years go by.
Common Sense MediaOctober 04, 2016
Classic noir gem has menace, innuendo.
Daily Telegraph (UK)August 13, 2014
The Big Sleep is the best scripted, best directed, best acted, and least comprehensible film noir ever made.
Independent (UK)March 07, 2014
The Big Sleep is as fresh and perverse as ever, and remains one of Hollywood's most entrancingly strange bedtime stories.
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